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19/9/2019
Dingwall And Highland Marts - Sale18 September 2019
STORNOWAY, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 18th) sold 3,988 sheep of all classes.   Store lambs (2,846) averaged £37.50 (+ £3.65 on the year) and sold to £78 gross twice for a pen of Mules from 5 Shulishader, Point and a pen of Cross lambs from 14A West Tarbert, Tarbert.  
19/9/2019
£1.5 million for social landlords to work with families
Low-income families will be protected against homelessness with a £1.5 million fund.   The Homelessness Prevention Fund will support housing associations and social landlords to work with their tenants to prevent crisis, and stop families from becoming homeless.  
19/9/2019
Müller confirms Aberdeen depot closure - USDAW supporting devastated staff
Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has confirmed that it is to wind down operations at its Aberdeen depot with the potential loss of 45 jobs.   Kate Cumming - Usdaw Area Organiser says: "This decision is devastating news for our members.  
19/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 19 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 19th) sold 5,002 sheep.   Lambs (4,214) averaged £42.77 (-£6.33 on the year) and sold to £61 gross for a pen of Cheviots from Burnbank, Isle of Canna.  
19/9/2019
Brexit Uncertainty Impacting The Economy
Following a period of sustained economic growth, Scotland's gross domestic product (GDP) has contracted by 0.3% in the second quarter - the three months after the original EU departure date at the end of March.   This contraction follows relatively robust growth (0.6%) in the first quarter in 2019, which was supported by a notable acceleration in manufacturing sector output as firms stockpiled and moved to complete orders prior to the original Brexit deadline.  
17/9/2019
Trading Standards in Scotland act to drive consumer complaints about motor cars off the number 1 spotThumbnail for article : Trading Standards in Scotland act to drive consumer complaints about motor cars off the number 1 spot
Consumer complaints about second-hand cars have topped the complaints "league table" in Scotland for many years.   Common problems include mechanical issues, misdescribed cars and history.  
17/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 17 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 17th) sold 17 prime cattle.   Prime Bullocks (4) averaged 196.7p (+2.2p) and sold to 209.0p per kg for a 540kg Limousin cross from Ashley, North Kessock selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall and £1,301.50 gross for a 685kg Simmental cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.  
16/9/2019
New Funeral Payment Launches
A new benefit to help low income families meet the costs of a funeral is open for applications.   The payment - which is being delivered by Social Security Scotland - will help towards the cost of a funeral.  
16/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 16 September 2019
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 16th) sold 2,405 store lambs & feeding sheep.   Lambs (2,240) averaged £39.13 (+£5.38 on the year) and sold to £69 gross for Crosses from 15 Glenconon, Uig.  
13/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 13 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 4,970 store lambs.   Cheviot wedder lambs (1,192) averaged £40.64 and sold to £56.00 gross from Free Farm, Tomatin.  
Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards - Short List
Local food and drink businesses are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards (HIFAD) 2019.   HIFAD celebrate passion, quality and innovation throughout the region.  
Survey Finds Majority Of Highlands And Islands Businesses Use Fair Work Practices
The latest Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Business Panel Survey published today (10 September) shows that 89% of companies across the region are offering benefits such as competitive levels of pay, training and skills development, flexible working and paying the living wage.   Over a thousand businesses across the region took part in the latest survey conducted between 10 June and 8 July.  
12/9/2019
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 12 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 8,231 store lambs.   Cheviot lambs averaged £44.06 (+£0.34 on the year) and sold to £70 gross for a pen of ewe lambs from Ardchronie, Ardgay.  
12/9/2019
DEATH OF T. BOONE PICKENS (91).
The death of the US billionaire t Boone Pickens, from Texas, has been revealed.   His Mesa Petroleum Inc.  
12/9/2019
MSP raises question of criminals targeting business due to bank cuts and closures
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has questioned Kate Forbes, the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, about reports that criminals are targeting rural businesses due to the lack of facilities to bank cash.   Mrs Grant, at General Questions in Holyrood today, asked what the Scottish Government was doing to support Highlands and Islands businesses experiencing losses due to cuts in rural banking services.  
10/9/2019
If You're A Woman In Labour And In Trouble Don't Count On Emergency Air Transport
MSP Rhoda Grant is calling on the Health Secretary to launch an urgent review into the availability and suitability of emergency air transport for pregnant women across the whole of the Highlands and Islands.   Her plea comes after her further investigation into the case of a Caithness mother who went into labour at 30 weeks with twins.  
9/9/2019
New Funeral Benefit To Launch
Improved financial support to help with bereavement costs.   A new benefit providing help for people on low incomes to meet the costs of a funeral will be available from 16 September 2019.  
9/9/2019
Empowering Local Communities
Consultation on local levy launched.   Members of the public, businesses and the tourism sector are being asked for their views on the design of a levy which would let local authorities, who deem it appropriate for their local circumstances, charge visitors a fee for staying overnight in their area.  
9/9/2019
Supporting Scotland's Tourism Industry
Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop has outlined a multi-million pound package of measures to help support Scotland's world-class tourism industry.   The sector is an important part of the Scottish economy, employing more than 200,000 workers and hosting millions of visitors every year from all over the world.  
9/9/2019
Dingwall & Highlands Marts Ltd - Sale 9 September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highlands Marts Ltd, (September, 9th) sold 3,719 ewe lambs and gimmers at the Highland Mule Breeders Association annual show and sale.   The gimmer judge, Mr A.